Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West London > Hounslow
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 30 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 28 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 6.76% 5.57% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 30.51% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 3
Hounslow median daily rate £500 £540 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +20.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £369 £406 £410
90th Percentile £600 £632 £539
West London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.65% +2.83% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Hounslow median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +17.07% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £12.20 £12.00 £53.70
West London median hourly rate £40.75 £12.00 £10.25
% change year-on-year +239.58% +17.07% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hounslow with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hounslow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 70 59 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hounslow 16.91% 18.27% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 15
Hounslow median daily rate £473 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £206 £313 £238
90th Percentile £568 £628 £545
West London median daily rate £425 £433 £400
% change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Hounslow median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - -63.64%
10th Percentile £10.85 £12.00 £9.20
90th Percentile £44.05 £12.00 £59.66
West London median hourly rate £43.00 £17.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +147.48% -30.50% -24.24%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hounslow

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hounslow.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hounslow over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Hounslow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Hounslow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Hounslow

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Contract Job Locations in Hounslow

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hounslow region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chiswick +6 9 £525 +28.05%
Feltham +3 8 £600 +60.00% 1
Brentford -12 5 £550 +29.41% 1
Osterley - 3 £500 -
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West London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hounslow region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (35.71%) TDD
3 10 (35.71%) Acceptance Criteria
4 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
5 7 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (21.43%) CircleCI
7 5 (17.86%) QMS
7 5 (17.86%) Video on Demand
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Linux
7 5 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (17.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (17.86%) GMP
7 5 (17.86%) GxP
7 5 (17.86%) Quality Management
7 5 (17.86%) Validation
8 4 (14.29%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (14.29%) Degree
8 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.29%) CSS
8 4 (14.29%) Python
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.29%) User Experience

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) AdWords
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) CircleCI
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) Mocha
3 2 (7.14%) Appium
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) CocoaPods
4 1 (3.57%) fastlane
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Mockito
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (17.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (10.71%) Games
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Validation Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Developer
4 3 (10.71%) AWS Developer
4 3 (10.71%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) AWS Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Developer
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Python Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Python Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Tableau Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) Jest
1 4 (14.29%) Node.js
1 4 (14.29%) React
2 3 (10.71%) Qt
3 1 (3.57%) AVFoundation
3 1 (3.57%) Core Data
3 1 (3.57%) Dagger
3 1 (3.57%) GraphQL
3 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) RxCocoa
3 1 (3.57%) RxJava
3 1 (3.57%) RxSwift
3 1 (3.57%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Video on Demand
3 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 4 (14.29%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
5 2 (7.14%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (7.14%) Marketing Technology
5 2 (7.14%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (3.57%) Apple TV
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.57%) iPad
6 1 (3.57%) iPhone
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Android TV
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Acceptance Criteria
2 10 (35.71%) TDD
3 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
4 7 (25.00%) Pair Programming
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) BDD
6 5 (17.86%) QMS
6 5 (17.86%) Quality Management
6 5 (17.86%) Validation
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (14.29%) DevOps
7 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Analytics
8 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 4 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.71%) C++
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Apple Swift
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (17.86%) GMP
1 5 (17.86%) GxP
2 2 (7.14%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Tableau
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco
2 2 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow